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The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre 

Mystery crime stories with sometimes different cops and many now famous faces.
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Scotland Yard (TV Series 1960)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Each episode is based on a true crime case with the names changed.

Stars: Geoffrey Matthews, Brian Vaughan, Ewan MacDuff
Police Dog (1955)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When his colleague is killed during a chase in Kentish Town, London bobby Frank volunteers to become a dog-handler. Rex, his new companion, starts to take over his home life more than ... See full summary »

Director: Derek N. Twist
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Urge to Kill (1960)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A psychopathic killer murders three girls before police catch him.

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Patrick Barr, Howard Pays, Terence Knapp
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Johnnoe is investigating a string of bank robberies but the robbers are determined to compromise Johnnoe and the investigation.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Nigel Patrick, Margaret Whiting, Katherine Woodville
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Eric Barker
Never Let Go (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

War drama about the dangerous and stressful work of Lancaster bomber British crews during WW2.

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan
Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series 1964)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Follows Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard and his family life.

Stars: John Gregson, Alexander Davion, Daphne Anderson
The 39 Steps (1959)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda de Banzie
The Blue Lamp (1950)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Allan Davis
Stars: Bernard Lee, David Knight, Francis De Wolff
Playback (1962)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young policeman who becomes involved with a glamorous German woman in London, to his cost.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Margit Saad, Barry Foster, Victor Platt
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Series cast summary:
...  Superintendent Meredith / ... 5 episodes, 1960-1964
Stanley Morgan ...  Det. Sgt. Anson / ... 5 episodes, 1960-1962
Tony Wall ...  Constable Huntly / ... 5 episodes, 1961-1965
...  Det. Inspector Verity / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1964
...  Insp. Jackson / ... 4 episodes, 1962-1964
...  Det. Supt. Cowley / ... 4 episodes, 1960-1965
Alfred Burke ...  Davison / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1963
Victor Platt ...  Constable Jackson / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1965
...  Alicia Preston / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1965
Peter Thomas ...  3rd Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1964
...  Liz Teasdale / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
...  Elsa Marlowe / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
Paul Daneman ...  Frank Griffiths / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1962
...  Mrs. Reynolds / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
...  Diana Marsh / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1962
...  Frank Murray / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
...  Leo Hagen / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
Jennifer Daniel ...  Barbara Blair / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1963
Derek Francis ...  Arthur Tilsley / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
...  Mark Speller / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
Philip Locke ...  David Hughes / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
John Glyn-Jones ...  Dr. Maurice Tarn / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
Derrick Sherwin ...  Alan / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
...  John Crewe / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1963
Brian Haines ...  Felix Carstairs / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Jack Rodney ...  Gregory / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1965
Clifford Earl ...  Det. Sgt. Wentworth / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...  Charles Pinder / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1965
Denis Holmes ...  Fraser / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
John Miller ...  Lord Clandon / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
...  Chandler / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
Yvonne Buckingham ...  Gwen / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1962
Howard Pays ...  Charles Ramskill / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1961
Anthony Bailey ...  Chauffeur / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Victor Charrington ...  Barman / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
Norma Parnell ...  Day Nurse / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1963
David Browning ...  Casey / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1965
Arch Taylor ...  1st Removal Man / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
...  Police Constable / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1964
Alec Bregonzi ...  Cast member / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
...  Counterhand / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
George Hilsdon ...  Jack / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1961
...  Donald Edwards / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
Maurice Denham ...  Sir Harold Crossley / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Harry H. Corbett ...  Inspector Bruce / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
Lee Montague ...  Larry Hart / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
...  Sgt. Brent / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1963
...  Carola / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
Jack Watling ...  Frank Leamington / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
...  Alan Roper / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
...  Dino Steffano / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
...  Det. Supt. Hallett / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
...  Robert Lindley / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1963
John Van Eyssen ...  John Maudle / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
...  Johnnie Gordon / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
...  Oliver Marchant / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
Dudley Foster ...  Peter Dexter / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
...  Ann Longman / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
...  Alec Campbell / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1964
...  Danny Thorne / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1964
Delphi Lawrence ...  Nina Stewart / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
...  Derek Maitland / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
...  Sammy / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
...  Ben Black / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
...  Mike Cochrane / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Basil Henson ...  Cedric Gallen / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
...  Deighton / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Brian McDermott ...  Det. Sgt. Stillman / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Tony Garnett ...  Brennan / ... 2 episodes, 1963
...  Blake / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
...  Lew Daney / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
...  Det. Sergeant Rigby / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Ellen McIntosh ...  Jane Meldrum / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Patricia Mort ...  Elisabeth Gray / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Gerald Andersen ...  Lloyd / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Leslie Sands ...  Det. Inspector Simons / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
...  Inspector Parkes / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Russell Waters ...  Clerk of the Court / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
Jacqueline Jones ...  Marie Labonne / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
...  Ashton / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Murray Hayne ...  Alex Nichols / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Richard Clarke ...  Charles Wagner / ... 2 episodes, 1963
John Bryans ...  Arlett / ... 2 episodes, 1964
...  Insp. Bolam / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
...  John Brodie / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1963
...  Fox / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Ian Curry ...  Haldane / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Virginia Wetherell ...  Brenda / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Wilfrid Brambell ...  Lock-Keeper / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Trevor Reid ...  Bank Manager / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
...  Housekeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
...  Baker / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Leonard Sachs ...  Spencer / ... 2 episodes, 1962
...  Dr. Trent / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
William Abney ...  Jock McKay / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Norman Scace ...  Dr. Ambrose / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Richard Shaw ...  Bill Cross / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
...  Floyd / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Keith Smith ...  Porter / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Harry Locke ...  Amis / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
...  Pathologist / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Luanshya Greer ...  Guest at Party / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
...  Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
...  Norma Brent / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1965
Gladys Henson ...  Housekeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
...  1st Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1964
...  Garritty / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
John Moore ...  House Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1964
...  Gordon / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
...  Prison officer / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
William Dysart ...  1st Skater / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Larry Martyn ...  Clive Parker / ... 2 episodes, 1961
June Murphy ...  First Waitress / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
André Mikhelson ...  1st Croupier / ... 2 episodes, 1962
...  Bryce / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Michael Robbins ...  Sergeant Harris / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
...  Commissionaire / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1965
Kenneth Fortescue ...  First Tennis Player / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
...  Det. Sergeant Reeve / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Donald Tandy ...  Conyers / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
Oliver MacGreevy ...  Cafe Owner / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Julie Shearing ...  Flower Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
...  Dr. Wolfson / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
David Lander ...  Burton / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1965
Adrian Oker ...  Waiter / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Joyce Hemson ...  1st Woman / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
...  'Q' Car Driver / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Charlie Bird ...  Barman Penguin Club / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1965
Kenneth Midwood ...  Second Police Officer / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Fanny Carby ...  Charwoman / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Monti DeLyle ...  2nd Croupier / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Astor Sklair ...  Café Proprietor / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
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Mystery crime stories with sometimes different cops and many now famous faces.

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Very Good 1960s Mystery Film/TV Series
11 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I remember my dad watching The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre on Australian TV in the 1960s along with the Perry Mason series. I also saw some installments on the big screen at the cinema as a second feature during the 1960s. Excellent production values, sets, top actors and sharp cinema quality black and white photography. Very good scripts with each episode having a good twist in the tail. The series is currently being repeated on early morning free to air TV in Australia. Still stands up as a good mystery anthology series and well worth a view.


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